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A third of Metropolitan police riot officers investigated in the last year

547 separate allegations have been made against territorial support group officersA third of the Metropolitan police’s unit of specially trained riot officers have been investigated for alleged misconduct over the last year, according to figures …. Continue reading

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G20 police ‘used undercover men to incite crowds’

An MP who was involved in last month’s G20 protests in London is to call for an investigation into whether the police used agents provocateurs to incite the crowds.Liberal Democrat Tom Brake says he saw what he believed to be two plain-clothes pol… Continue reading

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Police to severely curtail use of stop and search powers

Senior officers say powers damage community relations and produce little or no benefit Police have bowed to mounting opposition and are to significantly reduce their use of controversial terrorism powers that allow them to stop and search people w… Continue reading

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London sees rise in terror stops

Section 44 allows police to search any person or vehicle without suspicion Somebody in London is stopped and searched every three minutes, according to new figures obtained by BBC London. The Metropolitan Police used section 44 of the Terrorism Ac… Continue reading

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Met police accused of misleading G20 watchdog

Scotland Yard was accused of misleading its own watchdog last night after an official report on the policing of the G20 London protests was said to contain “false claims” and “gross inaccuracies”.The document, submitted to a meeting of the Metropo… Continue reading

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Riot cops ???to go soft on Budget demo??? after G20

Not often that I’d include an article from the Sun but this FUD attempt is exceptional. Apologies to those offended… RIOT squad cops will refuse to enforce the law at a Budget day demo in London today. Police in the Met???s Territorial Support Gro… Continue reading

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G20 version of stupid anti-terror billboard

Superb!(It’s not my work, unfortunately – creator unknown.) Continue reading

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Times journo: I was wrong about the G20 protests

Daniel Finkelstein honourably retracts his previous comments regarding police tactics, LibDem observers and the right to protest. But down in the comments, I spotted this contribution and thought it worth recording: I was there. I’m no trouble mak… Continue reading

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G20 protest videos: Growing catalogue of evidence against police

Watch a collection of videos passed to the Guardian that appear to show police using excessive force against G20 protesters In the fortnight since the G20 protests in London, the Guardian has received video footage from a number of people that app… Continue reading

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Met police chiefs ordered to justify G20 tactics

The Metropolitan Police has been ordered to review the crowd-control tactic known as the ???kettle???, which was used to pen in 5,000 people protesting over the G20 summit in London last week. The Times has learnt that senior Scotland Yard officers wh… Continue reading

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